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.LIST File Extension

File Type 1APT List File

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CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a LIST file?

FIle created by APT, an Advanced Package Tool used to manage applications; holds a list of package sources that software can be downloaded from; contains information detailing the archive type indicating whether it contains binary or source packages.

More Information

The LIST file typically follows this format:
deb http://host/debian distribution section1 section2 section3
deb-src http://host/debian distribution section1 section2 section3

The first word of each line notifies the archive type:

  • deb means that it holds a binary package.
  • deb-src means that it holds a source package.

NOTE: The APT tool is found within the Debian operating system.

Common LIST Filenames

/etc/apt/sources.list - The default Debian file containing information where software can be downloaded from.

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Programs that open LIST files
Linux
APT
Updated 10/1/2013

File Type 2JAR Index File

DeveloperOracle
Popularity
2.0 (2 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

Text

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.LIST File Association 2

Metadata file sometimes included as part of a Java Archive (.JAR file); saved in the /META-INF/ directory within the JAR file and contains an index of information about the source code packages also in the JAR file; used to speed up the process of loading Java classes when programs are run; often contains a list of JARs needed to be downloaded by the Java program.

More Information

To add an INDEX.LIST file to a Java Archive, you can use the -i option with the jar command.

Programs that open LIST files
Windows
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
Oracle Java Virtual Machine
Mac
Apple TextEdit
Other text editor
Oracle Java Virtual Machine
Linux
Vim
Other text editor
Oracle Java Virtual Machine
Updated 10/17/2011

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